At Northland Animal Hospital, we are well equipped to offer complete oral health assessments and treatment as necessary, ranging from dental cleanings to surgical tooth extractions and oral mass removals. We believe that good oral health is a major part of an overall healthy animal. The bacteria that lurk in a pet’s mouth may be the cause of more than just bad breath. Dental disease can lead to disease in other organs, such as the heart, liver, and kidneys. That’s why having dental disease assessed before a dental procedure is so important. Sometimes, it’s more than just a bit of tartar.

Our dental procedures are performed under general anesthesia with safe, up to date medications and a customized medication protocol. Our patients are fully monitored by a licensed technician with advanced monitoring equipment to ensure the safest anesthesia possible. An intravenous (IV) catheter allows us to give fluids and have access to a vein if we need to give medication during the procedure. Your pet will also receive pain control in multiple forms to be sure that he or she remains comfortable throughout the procedure and recovery.

All of our dental procedures include digital radiographs (x-rays), which allows us to spot problem areas under the gum line and address them before they become painful to your pet.

Signs of oral and/or dental disease in cats and dogs:

  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Nasal congestion
  • Facial swelling
  • Change of eating habits
  • Loose teeth
  • Discolored teeth or teeth covered in tartar
  • Red gums
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Behavior changes such as not wanting to play with a favorite toy

Unsure if your pet is suffering from dental disease?